Mars #5
(May 1984)

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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
First Comics, Inc
Brand
First Comics
Editing
Mike Gold
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

MARS / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Wheatley (signed); Marc Hempel (signed)
Inks
Mark Wheatley (signed); Marc Hempel (signed)
Colors
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Letters
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're all insane!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Morgana; Vanessa Light

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Read Letters / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Gary Dunaier, Joe Sarno and Jaime Hernandez. Also includes the indicia. On the inside front cover.

The Whole Shebang (Table of Contents: 2)

MARS / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Pencils
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Inks
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Colors
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel; Kathryn Mayer
Letters
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel; Kathryn Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Morgana turns her back on the martian sunrise,
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martian colonists; Morgana; Teezy
Synopsis
Morgana finds the rest of her companions, who are drunk on 'nectar' and are battling strange creatures called weirdies and boogens.

Busybodies Revisited (Table of Contents: 3)

First Notes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Origins of "Independent" Comics Part 4 (Table of Contents: 4)

The Origins of Comics / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Meyerson
Pencils
Wendy Pini
Inks
Wendy Pini
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Beyond the Night Across the Day (Table of Contents: 5)

Black Flame / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Peter B. Gillis
Pencils
Tom Sutton
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Bruce Patterson
Letters
Janice Chiang

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The child is ours, Black Flame!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Black Flame; Susie; Hellequin; Skaggerak
Synopsis
Skaggerak abducts Susie and puts her in Nightmare school.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You're all insane!"]
    MARS
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Read Letters
  3. 2. The Whole Shebang
    MARS
  4. 3. Busybodies Revisited
    First Notes
  5. 4. The Origins of "Independent" Comics Part 4
    The Origins of Comics
  6. 5. Beyond the Night Across the Day
    Black Flame
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